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Spirit Of The Year – Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka scored 96 points making it the top score in the 2021 London Spirits Competition.

Spirits from all over the world participated in the fourth annual London Spirits Competition, which took place in London on March 17, 2021. Spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value, and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Spirits that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, spirits that scored 76 to 89 points were awarded Silver medals and spirits between 65 and 75 were awarded Bronze.

The primary reason for using three criteria rather than just one was to focus on the overall drinkability of each spirit. As a result, the judging panel ranked spirits not just by how they taste, but also their overall presentation and appearance in the bottle. In addition, judges assessed spirits on their relative value in relation to their peers, and the quality they offer, as determined by retail pricing.


Staff at the London Competitions

The London Spirits Competition is organized by Beverage Trade Network, which organizes alcohol beverage industry events all over the world. The goal of this event was to judge spirits the way consumers assess them.

At the judging session, judges tasted and scored spirits on a blind basis before seeing bottles and marking them for on-shelf appeal as well as value for money. This enabled them to come up with an overall score that reflects their overall drinkability.

These are the results highlights from this year’s competition

By Spirits Types:

Spirit Of The Year – Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka by Ramsbury Brewing & Distilling Co. Ltd  

Vodka Of The Year – Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka by Ramsbury Brewing & Distilling Co. Ltd

Rum Of The Year – Rum Nation by Rum Nation International

Tequila Of The Year – IZO Tequila Extra Anejo Cristalino by Belzmart Group, Llc Dba Izo Mezcal.       

Gin Of The Year – Botanic Australis Navy Strength Gin by Mt. Uncle Distillery.

Whisky Of The Year – Dingle Distillery Fourth Single Pot Still Release by The Dingle Distillery

Brandy Of The Year – St-Rémy Signature by St-Rémy

Liqueur Of The Year – Muyu Vetiver Gris by De Kuyper Royal Distillers.

Cognac Of The Year – A. de Fussigny Grande Champagne VSOP by A De Fussigny Sas

Distillery Of The Year – De Kuyper Royal Distillers from Netherlands.

Country Category Winners:

United Kingdom – Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka

Netherlands – Muyu Vetiver Gris

Australia – Botanic Australis Navy Strength Gin

Italy – Rum Nation

Ireland – Dingle Distillery Fourth Single Pot Still Release

France – Eau De Vie De Poire Williams Vrp

Japan – Enso Japanese Blended Whisky

United States – Legent Bourbon

Canada – Georgian Bay Vodka

Germany – Mahiki White Coconut

Mexico – IZO Tequila Extra Anejo Cristalino

By Judging Category:

Best Spirit By Quality – Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka

Best Spirit By Value – Eau De Vie De Poire Williams

Best Spirit By Package – Muyu Vetiver Gris

Click here to see the full results

For more information on the London Spirits Competition, please see: www.londonspiritscompetition.com

For more information on Beverage Trade Network, please see: www.beveragetradenetwork.com

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